Category: theresa may

UK’s unemployment suffers unexpected rise

UK’s unemployment suffers unexpected rise:

What do you mean “unexpected”?

And the obvious market reaction: Pound Decline Deepens as U.K. Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Climbs (Bloomberg) 

And keep in mind, this is old data, so the recently announced manufacturing and banking layoffs will not be factored into these numbers for another quarter or two.

If you have recently been fired due to Brexit, remember to keep a steep upper lip, and be cheerful. After all, it won’t be as bad as a Mad Max-style world!

German business group hammers Theresa May on Brexit

German business group hammers Theresa May on Brexit:

Joachim Lang sounds a little fed up. When it comes to Brexit, Theresa
May has “lost all sense of time. Instead of finally putting concrete
goals for the future relationship on the table, London keeps delaying,”
the head of Germany’s top industry association BDI complained in a
statement on Friday.

I swear at this point our government’s only re…

I swear at this point our government’s only real plan for Brexit negotiations is just to throw out whatever idea they happen to be thinking of at the time and just pray that they can get away with it and that somehow nobody would ever notice how stupid it is.

Then when called on it, they immediately back down. They form a new huddle, and the outcome is that they propose some other nonsense idea that’s immediately laughed out of the room.

I think literally anyone could do a better job of it than our government is currently managing. Just pick like 5 people off the street at random. Don’t even tell them what they’re doing, just bundle them blindfolded into the back of a van and dump them out in Brussels. They’d still get on better than Theresa May’s embarrassing lunatics.

Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/mays-post-brexit-customs-partnership-is-unrealistic-eu-officials-warn-michel-barnier-migrants-plan-illegal_uk_5a78b771e4b00f94fe93f86c?gih

The Government’s Own Brexit Analysis Says The UK Will Be Worse Off In Every Scenario Outside The EU

The Government’s Own Brexit Analysis Says The UK Will Be Worse Off In Every Scenario Outside The EU:

News Flash: Unicorns do not exists 🦄

Can we make that no-confidence vote a national…

Can we make that no-confidence vote a national referendum? 

Because I would goddamn tapdance to the polling station with bells on to vote ‘no confidence’ in this Skeksis.

Article: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/28/may-urged-clarify-brexit-position-face-no-confidence-vote

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: The UK Has A…

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: The UK Has A ‘Minister For Loneliness’

But did they vote to be alone?

Everything you need to know about the Brexit endgame in five minutes

Everything you need to know about the Brexit endgame in five minutes:

Good analysis by Ian Dunt … 

Things are going OK, right? We’ve got that first-phase agreement. Next they’ll talk transition and then a trade deal. Maybe everything’s going to be alright.

Hah, you poor fool. No, we’re still screwed. Take a closer look at that first-phase agreement. […]

The problem lies in Section 49, which you can read here[…]

Why don’t you summarise it for me instead.

It pledges there will be no hard border between North and South Ireland. There are three stages to preventing it. First through the “overall EU-UK relationship”. If that fails, through “specific solutions”. And if that fails, through “full alignment” on the rules of the single market and customs union.

But just for Northern Ireland?

No, the deal also rules out a border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, so any regulatory alignment here counts for all of us.

What’s the problem?

The first stage is impossible by virtue of government policy, the second stage is impossible by virtue of objective reality and the third stage just makes no sense at all.

[…]

… and remember, this agreement is legally binding!

Full article can be found here and is well worth reading: http://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2018/01/18/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-brexit-endgame-in-five

Lets take a look back at some of the big stori…

Lets take a look back at some of the big stories from 2017! what happened?

Meanwhile in Brexitland

This letter from David Davis (Minister for DExEU) to Theresa May (Prime Minister) has been optained and published by Financial Times

The letter has since been confirmed real by No10.


James O’Brien Analysis Of David Davis’ “No Deal” Letter Is Devastating

So yeah, if you are sitting in Europe still thinking: nobody can be that stupid, this must be some kind of trick. No, it isn’t. They really are that incompetent.

Oh sure, let’s give the disastrous monster eve…

Oh sure, let’s give the disastrous monster even more things to fuck up!

It can no longer be denied that the Tories have a deeply-rooted pathological and ideological hatred of our nation’s health service and want it actively destroyed, burned, sold off in chunks like scrap and the land it occupied salted for the rest of time.

Oh, and Boris Johnson is still Foreign Secretary. Because of course he is.

Just…